Hospitals With Advanced Tasers
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HOSPITALS with ADVANCED TASERs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Caldwell Memorial Hospital, NC (1 unit deployed) Chief Randy Martin 828-757-5459 Bannock Medical Center, ID (1 unit deployed) Lt. Sam Clark 208-239-1780 Health Alliance, OH (6 units deployed) David Palmisano 513-585-7000 Kings Daughters Medical Center Police, KY (19 units deployed) Bob Fritz Los Angeles County Dept. of Medical Health, CA (1 unit deployed) Deputy Craig McClelland 213-821-2098 Moses Taylor Hospital Police Dept. PA (2 units deployed) John Hazleton 570-340-2173 St. Joseph's Hospital Police, KS (4 units deployed) Shirley Rinake Tanner Medical Center, GA (5 units deployed) Reggie Jarrell 770-836-9888 Hennepin County Medical Center, MN (5 unit purchase in process) Marc Johnson 952953-9522 * extensive human testing planned for suspects that local departments have used the M26 on. Island Park Child Abuse Unit -SPCC, NY (T&E in process) Chief Jeff Mackston 516779-2883 Loma Linda Univ Medical Ctr., CA (1 unit deployed) Lt. Ron Dortch 909-824-4319 Mercy Hospital, PA (2 units deployed) Claude Welcome 570-348-7895 St. Cloud Hospital Safety & Security, MN (6 units deployed) Bill Becker 320-259-3965 Watauga Medical Center Police Dept., NC (4 units deployed) Robert Erwatson 828-2624100 Winnebago Mental Health Dept., WI (4 units deployed) Capt. Schaller 920-235-4910 Dr. Stratbucker who performed the medical studies can be called by any of your M.D.’s or Medical Directors who may have additional questions after your demonstration to the Hospital Staffs. His contact information is below. Dr. Robert Stratbucker 402-399-9500 Stratbucker & Associates 7125 Country Club Rd. Omaha, NE 68152 1-402-572-8555 Fax 402-572-7125 Home 402-345-1477 Mark Johnson from Hennepin County Medical Center compiled the list below during phone interviews. Feel free to contact him if you have questions about this. Mark A. Johnson Hennepin County Medical Center (612)-347-3932 Office (612)-336-0859 Pager Name of Facility State located # of Beds #of ER Beds Crisis Center Security Staff M-26 Probes Deployed M-26 Presented Univ. of Cincinnati OH 400 40 Yes 25 0 200+ Caldwell Memorial NC 110 20 Yes 10 4 100+ Tanner Medical Center GA 202 14 No 8 0 75+ Villirica Medical Center GA 50 6 No 3 0 20+ Mercy Hospital PA 300 25 No 15 0 0 Mercy Wilksbury PA 100 10 Yes 6 1 75+ Loma Linda University CA 650 30 Yes 40 1 75+ Medical Center University of Cincinnati Administrative Contact - Assistant Chief Robert Rohrbach (513)-556-4904 Level 1 Trauma Center. Officers are assigned a M-26 Taser Officers have had the M-26 for 3 years with zero dart deployments. Minimum staffing in hospital for security is 5 but they can pull from the entire campus security staff of 20. Security staff also have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs, and firearms. Caldwell Memorial Administrative Contact - Vice President Tim Palmer (828)-757-5558 Caldwell Memorial has had the M-26 for 7 months and have deployed the darts 4 times in the ER. Officers have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs, and backup firearms strapped on the officers ankle. Tanner Medical Center Administrative Contact - Administrator Herb Sullivan (770)-836-9609 Tanner Medical Center has had the M-26 Taser for 1 year. Officers have never had to use the M-26, but have produced it to reduce the subjects violence level. Officers have pepper spray, batons, and handcuffs. Villirica Hospital Administrative Contact - Administrator Herb Sullivan (770)-836-9609 Villirica has had the M-26 Taser for 1 Year. Officers have never had to use the M-26, but have produced it to reduce the subjects violence level. Officers have pepper spray, batons, and handcuffs. Mercy Hospital Administrative Contact - President Sue Petula (570)-348-7025 Mercy Hospital has had the M-26 Taser for 1 ½ years. Officers have never had to use the M-26, but have produced it to reduce the subjects violence level. Officers have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and firearms Mercy Hospital Wilksbury Administrative Contact - President Sue Petula (570)-348-7025 Mercy Hospital Wilksbury has had the M-26 Taser for 1 ½ years. Officers have used the M-26 once on an adolescent psychiatric unit, and have produced it to reduce the subjects violence level. Officers have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and firearms Loma Linda University Medical Center Administrative Contact - Executive Vice President George Johnston (909)-824-0800 Loma Linda University Medical Center has had the M-26 Taser for 2 years. Officers have used the M-26 once on the CIC unit, and have produced it to reduce the subjects violence level. Officers have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and firearms Presentations to Hospital Staff: We have done many ER and EMT presentations here in Arizona because several police departments here deploy M26 ADVANCED TASERs in the line of duty and all have went very well. It has been our experience that the medical community (because of their greater understanding of the cardio and nervous systems) accept this non lethal use of force option with open arms. The EMT’s and ER Staff members we’ve met with all concur on the fact that they would much rather see a patient in ER with a worse case sterile slight puncture wound than for a bullet wound any day of the week. Please be sure to note to staff members that hospitalization or treatment is not necessary for removal of the probes under normal deployment circumstances. We do recommend EMT’s, ER and other medical staff follow normal hospital procedures for removing any barb from soft tissue such as eye, breast, or groin areas. (please mention here that we have thousands of ADVANCED TASERs in use and we have never had one eye puncture due to the angle design of the cartridge and the accuracy of the laser sight attachment - probe ends up within 1 inch of laser dot). There is one case of eye injury on file from another manufacturer’s unit that occurred during a struggle in the back seat of a squad car for an officer’s firearm. The subject’s cornea was damaged with only partial eyesight loss. The most commonly asked questions I always get asked by the medical community regarding the probes are: How long is the part of the probe that can get through the skin? The dart on the end of the probe is ¼ inch. What’s the barb made of? The barb is a sterile straightened #8 McGill and Wright fish hook with a slight barb. How safe is it? Reference the cardiac safety graph in your training CD and remind cardiologists the out put is ½ Joule per pulse. And of course the other standard question.....How’s it feel to be shocked? Below are a couple of hospital references for you to contact. They can share hospital environment use experiences with you. ADVANCED TASER is used in several hospital environments. The University of California Irvine Police Dept. and Mercy Hospital are prime examples. The UC Irvine contact is well grounded in AIR TASERs. Steve Monsanto can be reached at 949-824-8441 (voice mail is 949824-7794). At Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA, the contact is Claude Welcome at 570-348-7895. Hennepin County Medical Center, Marc Johnson 612-347-3232. I hope all this helps you.